IT’S ALL LOCAL POLITICS: Today’s paper features a guide to topics expected in Florida’s 2018 legislative session with topics including sexual harassment, opioids, budget, education, racial symbols, and home rule.
LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES: Sen. Kelli Stargel introduced Senate Resolution 480. Though no money is attached to the resolution, it states there is a public-health crisis created by pornography and Representative Colleen Burton introduced a bill that requests $500,000 to provide incentives to dentists to work in rural communities.
NO REPRESENTATIVE: Meanwhile, about 161,000 citizens will be without a representative after Neil Combee resigned from House District 39. A new representative will be elected on May 1st.